Import Ex Works delivery date in purchasing
I have a business case for which I could not find any solution, and would like to hear your ideas and experience:
In purchasing, when you import, in some cases you buy FOB or Ex Works. In the purchase order the delivery date reflects the date when the goods arrive at our plant, and also MRP understands this date the same.
But, in the order print you should reflect to the vendor the date on which he should be ready in his plant/port/country; this date is not managed at all in the system.
Furthermore, the same problem exists with confirmations, when the vendor confirms the date on which he is "delivering" Ex Works, but the system expects to have in the confirmation (especially if it's relevant for MRP) the delivery date in our plant!
Needles to say, that in import scenarios transport time is meaningful, being a large part of the total lead time.